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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great location and lovely rooms, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers provided. Warm welcome from Charles, very large and comfortable rooms. Great breakfasts. The owners provided great information about what to do and also booked excursions for us. Also made great restaurant recommendations for dinner. Would definitely return

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

I felt like I entered another world when I walked into this gorgeous lodge. Thailand perhaps? Situated within convenient walking distance to town, you are transported to another world when you walk through the door. Rooms are very well equiped with aircon, a fridge, and nice linen. There is a cosy and beautiful lounge with an honesty bar, and the...

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This was my second stay at the lodge. The rooms are gorgeous, the pool glorious, and the owners, Lorens and Elphia are effortlessly kind and helpful. Recommend the hippo cruise (I went twice) booked with Heritage Tours. Umlilo is unique, charming and I will be back in a few months for sure.

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1Thank notapplicable2015
south yourkshire
Reviewed 12 May 2016

What a stunningly beautiful place to stay. This b&b has really Lovley rooms. The breakfast if fresh and plentiful. There is a honesty bar ( you would never get that over here) what you pay for when you check out. There is a beautiful fire pit where you can just sit and relax. It is like been in the middle...

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Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We felt at home from the first minute on and enjoyed the peacefulness and wonderful trees and garden , the little waters and fish around us. It was an oasis of holiday. We got great things to do in St. Lucia and everybody made it special for us !! Thanks lot !

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stayed at Umlilo Lodge in early March. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast each day was a nice assortment. They prepared our eggs any way we requested, there was a variety of sides, and the fresh fruit and coffee were wonderful. Our hosts were also extremely accommodating. They made arrangements for us to tour...

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1Thank Chad T
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Very warm welcome ideal location next to the main street of St Lucia very nice hotel with a beautifull garden and nice rooms the hotel is very quiet. many activities are possible around the breakfast is great

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Thank 4jeromel
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Our diving operator (scuba addicts) arranged our stay here after diving Mozambique. We were quit suprised by the setting and the atmosphere and by the friendly reception. After skipping breakfast the first day because early leave for a game drive we realy enjoyed complete breakfast the second day. Great stay at umlilo and we can really recommend this place.

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New York City
Reviewed 23 February 2016

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Umlilo. The owners were very welcoming and made us feel at home. The grounds were like a tropical botanic garden, with towering trees and flowers all around. The water features added to the relaxing vibe. We were out touring most of the days, but wished we had more time to enjoy...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights on a Safari tour with Heritage. We were put up in Umlilo Lodge instead on their own one and I'm glad we were. First impression is walking into a steaming jungle with palms ferns and many other tropical plants. There is a bubbling stream running through at the property containing non tropical Koi. The room...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umlilo Lodge is located in St Lucia and surrounded by the Big 4 (no Lions) iSimangaliso Wetland Park; South Africa's first National World Heritage Site. Lake St Lucia is a large estuarine lake abundant with hippos, crocodiles, fish and hundreds of bird species. The area comprises rivers, lakes, marshes, mangrove swamps and huge sand dunes, protection the town from the Indian Ocean, beautiful unspoiled beaches with Whale Watching and Sea Turtle Tours in Season. Our rustic but luxurious Lodge offer 12 comfortable en suite guests bedrooms, All rooms have air - conditioning, 10 TV channels, mosquito nets, hair dryer, safety deposit boxes, refrigerator, complimentary tea & coffee facility etc. Guests can choose to laze on the wooden deck by the pool, make use of full internet in our info area as well as WiFi for guests who would like to bring their own WiFi devise. Relax in our bar lounge with honesty bar full Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umlilo Lodge B&B

Address: 9 Dolphin Avenue | PO Box 267, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $137 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Umlilo Lodge B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ive stayed in a couple of rooms - and ALL are equally gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles notapplicable2015, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Just ask for what you want and they will accommodate to the best of there ability”
 of 5 bubbles charliesgirl7, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Just let the guys know what you want when you book and they will pull out all the stops to make sure you are happy.”
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 of 5 bubbles DerbyTravelling, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We would not go back again and would not recommend this place.”
 of 5 bubbles Gillie1965, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“beware the noisy motor in the large koi ponds in the grounds just outside the rooms - i had to request it be turned off - and was told no one had ever complained - the point is that i found it extremely noisy and if that was their first complaint - then so be it and comply nicely.”
 of 5 bubbles calgary363, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
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